23 Jul 2014

Rodriguez signs with Real

4:10 pm on 23 July 2014

Spanish football giants Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from French club Monaco.

No details of the fee for the 23-year-old were disclosed but media reports say it's around $120 million.

He was the breakout star of the World Cup, winning the Golden Boot with six goals - including the goal of the tournament.

Rodriguez first went to Europe in 2010 after signing for Porto and won the Portuguese league three years in a row before joining Monaco last year.

His performances for Colombia at the World Cup prompted a move by Real for Rodriguez, who pushed Monaco for the chance to play for the Spanish giants.